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Winter Skincare Tips
Winter is here, well kind of. At least in the Midwest we have been having a pretty awesome February, I’m talking in the 60’s awesome! This weekend the cold will be back and that had me thinking about some winter skincare tips and products I wanted to share with you. Don’t let cold, dry air leave you a hot mess!
Exfoliate in moderation
Using a scrub like Beach Blanket with coconut shell powder exfoliates while it conditions and smooths your skin. The coconut oil contains lots of skin-conditioning vitamin E. You don’t want to use an abrasive scrub with sea salt in it, it can be too harsh on your winter skin.
It’s all about that base
When you decide to use a body butter, apply like a pro! Choose a body butter base that is right for you. Each of our three, Indigo Girl, Mango Mambo, and You Apricaught Me, are made with a different base. You can pick what suits you and your climate best. Depending on your skin and humidity levels, you should always vary your butter! Go lighter in high humidity and allow time to soak in. Use heavy, long layers in dry, more aggressive climates. Indigo Girl is a whipped shea butter base, Mango Mambo is a velvety mango butter base and You Apricaught Me is a heavy cocoa butter base.
Shea Butter is the thickest, it provides a protective coating on skin that can heal cracks and soothe dry irritation, while adding nutrients.
Mango Butter is the most luxurious feeling. It has a velvety quality when applied to skin. Mango is known for its ability to help soothe irritations and surface skin conditions.
Cocoa Butter has a heavy feeling, but very high in antioxidants, which can help prevent free radicals from damaging skin, helping it look elastic, fresh and youthful.
Let’s face it, your mug deserves the best!
Sunscreen is a must! REALLY! Use it EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. Your 40’s & 50’s will thank you for it. Be sure to apply at least 15 minutes before you go outside because it can take up to that long to absorb.
But before you do that, serum goes first, ALWAYS! Our Never Grow Up Serum is pretty amazing. It is a caffeinated vitamin B complex that will help fill in the lines and wrinkles. You can also use it overnight to help tighten, tone, and brighten skin.
Moisturizing your face is a must, every day every day! One of our perfect anytime moisturizers, Night & Day, is one of our best sellers. It features light, but nourishing, olive oil and aloe vera. It won’t clog pores and can be used to treat dry areas or great as an all-over moisturizer. Think face oils are not for oily skin types? Au contraire! Face oils are for every skin type. It might sound counterintuitive, but it really is for everyone. Whether you are dry, oily, or in between, face care is all about getting the wrong stuff off and the right stuff on. Face oil has wonderful nutrients and they will counteract the oil in your skin. Oil combats oil! Not kidding! Dawn On Me is a perfect daytime face oil. It features sunflower for its lightweight feel, jojoba, argan and coffee oils to help tighten skin and anti-aging properties. Always apply before sunscreen. Call It A Night has a softening base of jojoba with vanilla, rosemary, an clove. It goes to work fighting free radicals while you sleep with it’s blend of antioxidant oils and extracts.
Use alcohol-free toner
Alcohol is drying and you really should be conscious of using products on your skin that contain it. It can be very irritating and can cause inflammation. Bare It All micellar tonic is the perfect replacement for your current toner. It is a no-rinse, 3-in-one makeup remover, facial cleanser and moisturizer with a unique blend of naturally based goodness like Reishi mushroom, saw palmetto, chamomile, calendula, plus a blend of lavender, sage and peppermint essential oils that work like magnets, to surround, trap and lift dirt and oils off your skin. This works well on ALL skin types!
Scrub! Moisturize! Shine! Nourish!…all in that order.
Moisturize all day, everyday with one of our bigger and better lip balms! Get our Lip Service set that includes all 6!
Shine with our fabulous new lip oil, Preach Peach that you can wear over lip stick or alone.
Nourish while you sleep with our overnight lip love, Goodnight Kisses
Soothe your soles
Don’t forget to pamper those tootsies! Our Play Footsie line has all of your bases covered and will keep your feet looking like you just stepped away from a pedicure. Scrub with our Rubby Scrubby , soften with our Schwanky & Soft and soothe with our Twinkle Toes.
Most importantly, layer up just like you do with your clothes! Your skin is your largest organ, take care of it!